Tweets About Obama at Newtown School Shooting Vigil: “Take That N**ger Off the TV, We Wanna Watch Football”

DISGRACE:  It is a disgrace that in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 children, people would resort to racist denigration of President Obama by some television viewers over NBC preempting the first quarter Sunday night’s football game between the San Francisco 49ers vs. the New England Patriots to show his speech at the vigil. Deadspin editor Timothy Burke collected a lot of the racist tweets dissing President Obama’s speech.  The tweets also included one from North Alabama player Bradley Patterson. A later tweet by UNA Athletic Director Mark Linder states that Bradley Patterson is no longer a member of the team. Patterson’s Twitter account has since been closed. Here are some of those tweets:

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Tweets to President Obama at Newtown School Shooting Vigil: “Take That N**ger Off the TV, We Wanna Watch Football” (Photo credit: Twitter)

Here’s tweet from UNA Athletic Director:

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 Tweets About Obama at Newtown School Shooting Vigil:  Take That N**ger Off the TV, We Wanna Watch Football
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.